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Jack’s Nadi Unbeaten

What happened: Jack’s Nadi kept their unbeaten streak as they dumped Namosi 15-7 in their Skipper Cup tie at the Prince Charles Park in Nadi yesterday. Jack’s Nadi drew first
05 Jul 2015 10:59
Jack’s Nadi Unbeaten
Jack’s Nadi and Namosi in action yesterday during the Skipper Cup Competition at Prince Charles Park in Nadi. Photo: Salote Qalubau

What happened:

Jack’s Nadi kept their unbeaten streak as they dumped Namosi 15-7 in their Skipper Cup tie at the Prince Charles Park in Nadi yesterday.

Jack’s Nadi drew first blood in the 6th minute of the first-half with a try to first five-eighth Aseiri Vatunitu, successfully converted by fullback Setareki Tuicuvu.

A knock-on by Jack’s Nadi’s openside flanker Meli Rokoua got him sinbinned.

Additional ball handling problems cost the jetsetters deeply, making it too easy for Namosi winger and former national 7s rep Joji Raqamate to score the first try for Namosi in the 34th minute, which he also successfully converted.

Half-time: 7-7

Namosi continued to put up a solid defence as the game gained momentum, determined not to give the turf away to the jetsetters.

Nadi fullback Setareki Tuicuvu kicked a penalty in the 68th minute, bringing the points to 10-7. Vatunitu then scored in the 72nd minute to complete the win.

Full-time: 15-7

Big play: The Nadi forwards were too swift for the Namosi side

Star turn: Namosi defence tried to retaliate in the second half with gutsy tackles

Comments:

Nadi team manager coach Jeff Tamata: “It was a tough game, we were expecting Namosi to come out tough on us, but we’ll take the win. We found out areas for improvement we will work on before we meet Nadroga next week, which is another tough game that we are anticipating. There a lot of areas we need to work on especially our backline hopefully we will be able to fix that problem and hats off to Namosi for giving us a tough game today.”

Namosi head coach Timoci Wainiqolo: “It was a good game, Nadi played well, but the boys lost control that’s why we lost the game today. There were a lot of drop balls, penalties; this is a wake-up call for the boys for the next game with Tailevu.”

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